Analysis estimates more than 10 years of life are lost for each UK Covid death on average

More evidence against "they were going to die soon anyway" line.
The COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for increasing deaths globally.

Most estimates have focused on numbers of deaths, with little direct quantification of years of life lost (YLL) through COVID-19.

As most people dying with COVID-19 are older with underlying long-term conditions (LTCs), some have speculated that YLL are low.

We aim to estimate YLL attributable to COVID-19, before and after adjustment for number/type of LTCs.

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